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    January 22, 2013
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[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: here we are. that's the only thing i have ever said to bill for like nine years now. good morning jacki schechner. >> good morning. >> stephanie: who is the prettiest lobster in the tank this morning? >> i am. i'm the little girl in the news bubble. >> stephanie: what is the first thing i said to you this morning? >> i don't remember. >> stephanie: i said i need to go directly to rehab. oh, boy, do we have stories from
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yesterday. >> i was impressed with you, you rallied. i did not move from my bed after like 5:00 last night. >> stephanie: that's right. where is my gown! okay. jacki schechner in the meantime you know why because she was preparing this for you. >> i was. >> stephanie: and here she is much more responsible than i. >> good morning, everybody. president obama the first to mention gay rights in his address >> >> stephanie: yahoo! >> that's all right. and the celebrate ory continued last night at the ball. advocates want to make sure they extend equal benefits to same-sex spousing. so far president obama has declined to sign an executive
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order banning federal contractors from discriminating against lgbt employees. and with one case on prop 8 another on the defense of marriage act next month. there is one more big ball left tonight -- i just wanted to say that. [ giggling ] >> both the president and vice president will at ten tonight's staff ball which will include a performance by lady gaga. the man who lost to president obama is staying far away from washington, d.c. he is in la jolla, the first not to hold an elected d.c. spot at the time that would have made it logical for him to be in town. >> stephanie: poor loser. >> and it is the anniversary of
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[♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: yeah, of course it is. six minutes after the hour. it is the "stephanie miller show" -- >> the friend of a car show.
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>> stephanie: hi i'm brenda bacall for tampacks tampons. we are here in washington, d.c. and matt breen joins us. >> good morning. >> stephanie: we already booked you for this not knowing what the president was going to say, which was so historic. >> yesterday was historic in so many ways. everybody was so elated yesterday. >> stephanie: my friend david bender who we have on later was texting omg! >> grover cleveland said something -- >> yeah first to say gay, and that stonewall line selma march,
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and he is demonstrating to the entire country that this matters. >> stephanie: it might all the appropriate people mad. i could feel the energy. i got to go to though human rights campaign last night and hang out with senator baldwin, and it really -- i feel like the energy around -- around marriage equality in particular -- it was interesting getting back -- i ran into chris perry and sandy steer, which it is almost supreme court time. >> yeah. i'm really curious to know exactly what questions the supreme court will take up, but obama's speech was right in front of the supreme court justices. >> stephanie: yeah. >> so delivering this kind of message right in front of the supreme court, right in front of republican opposition. it's hard to crawl back from
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that. >> we know what clarence thomas will say he will point at scalia and say whatever he said. >> stephanie: he looked cute in that hat. but he has such a nice head of hair. >> it was weird. >> stephanie: being here matt we were saying when you walk by the supreme court you go wow. >> yeah. >> stephanie: anyway here is the president. >> obama: our journey is complete, until our wives mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their male partners. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated equal under
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the law. if we are truly created equal then surely the love we commit to one another is equal as well. no citizen should be forced to wait for hours to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the striving immigrants are allowed to be citizens. our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia so the quiet lanes of nowtown know that they are cared for and cherished, and always safe from harm. >> stephanie: zonks he got gun
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control and gay rights in that piece. charlie pierce writes obama's speech is a bold resentation of almost everything the democratic party has stood for the last 20 years. >> yeah, i got choked up at a number of different times. the whole inauguration was so boldly inclusive. you have an openly gay latino poet delivering the poem. >> stephanie: and sean hannity said it was the most divisive speech ever. >> and the benediction, the pastor, the gay media uncovered some of his not so nice things he had to say about lbgt people in the past and 24 hours later they had a new priest to give the benediction. >> stephanie: right. and this young gay hispanic
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poet, again, historic and i don't know if you saw it jim, but the best picture ever for eric cantor's bitch face. [ laughter ] >> oh. >> stephanie: who? why must we have the homos? >> oh look at his nails. [ laughter ] >> jim. [ laughter ] >> i'm just saying eric cantor being homophobic is funny. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: yeah, but it's -- it really is -- you know, it's sad in a way that we have gotten to this point, but literally we'll go through right-wing world, of course they hated it. even the inclusion of gay rights, most people applauded it but on twitter, mr. president our gay brothers and sisters are treated like every other citizen under the law. no they are not.
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>> yeah, if that weren't an issue it wouldn't be going to the supreme court. >> stephanie: if obama walks the talk he is talking about now. chris and i were lucky enough to hang with senator boxer yesterday at a luncheon, and she was really excited as the head of the environmental -- i can't remember the committee, because i'm drunk still -- [ laughter ] >> stephanie: she was really fired up. she was like, you know that he mentioned climate changed again -- >> she almost seemed a little bit shocked that he mentioned it so prominently. >> stephanie: and then a grandchild flung himself into her arms and he was taller than she was, it was awkward. but what was senator boxer
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talking about, being self-evident doesn't mean it's self fulfilling. but to her that was soerlt of a clairing call, and she was excited about it. >> just because we recognize the importance of an issue doesn't mean we can allow ourselves to stop working on it. >> the nazis are really bad maybe we should think about doing something about it. >> stephanie: jim. i think already matt and we have talked about this before. he has done as we know more than any other president -- all of the other presidents combined on gay rights and i think it was suddenly a huge moment when he came out and supported marriage equality. but like you said this is an historic thing that will stand for all time. >> yeah. practically written in stone as soon as it was delivered.
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>> stephanie: i think charlie wrote about this too, you can't go back from that now. >> yes. in conversations yesterday all over town and all weekend, you just see the effect of obama's inclusiveness, obama's equating lbgt rights with civil rights just generally human rights and i think you see coalitions building that you didn't see in the past. people who didn't necessarily see lbgt rights as being on par with other rights. >> right. he has changed the conversation that fair is fair. >> fair is fair -- >> stephanie: no you wrote this. you had a great piece in the "the advocate" about this. the american people -- even if some people have a little -- i don't know if i really like
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gays, it's still fair is fair. and this is not fair and not equal. >> yeah, exactly. there's still a little squeakiness from some people but i still got a little bit of a you people vibe from some people yesterday, but you can tell that they are growing in their understanding of what is fair, what is equal. >> stephanie: right. >> and that notion of fairness is expanding to include factors that people hadn't considered in the past. gender identity is one of those things that we are going to have to tackle. >> i suspect scalia was instrumental in that. god, dad. i have no idea why she talks like a valley girl. oh, god! >> young people don't have an issue the way that old people do. and old people are finding a way to talk about it. >> stephanie: thank god for
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teenagers embarrassing their parents. i can't remember what i was going to say now -- >> sorry. >> stephanie: no. no. it's almost like i'll trade your general sense of oogyness for my full sense of civil rights. >> yeah, they will get over it. >> stephanie: exactly. >> and younger people won't have to get over it at all, because it won't be a stumbling block for them. >> and the little child shall lead them. >> stephanie: i was standing there last night after the president's comments and talking to senator bald win who is the first openly gay senator, but i thought the progress will be matt, when it is not a story anymore. that you go, oh, yes, and she happens to be gay. >> yeah, that will continue to be the story until hopefully it's not notable. >> it will become the least
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interesting thing about -- >> right. that's one of the most fascinating things about tammy baldwin is she never -- i wouldn't say she shied away from it, but it was so not on the minds of her voters for the most part. >> stephanie: right. it's like the rules, jim of improvisation, they always say, yes, and -- >> it is never no. >> stephanie: point is? and it is relevant because? all right. much more great stuff to get to. matthew breen is here with us in studio. >> announcer: go ahead laugh out loud in your cubicle. everybody things you are a left-wing nut anyway. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. ♪
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. it is the "stephanie miller show." on the road live from washington, d.c. inauguration week own an historic inauguration week, i think. matthew breen is here. let's listen to this. >> obama: we, the people declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of
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us are created equal, is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forbearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just it as guided all of those men and women sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a king say our individual freedom is inextrickably bound to the soul of all honor. >> if only he was a good speaker. >> stephanie: as you say he pulled all of us along -- all of this in this civil rights issue, he pulled us into that group. >> yeah he was talking about all three -- it is one of those moments where he is demonstrating to people these are all about equality.
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these are all the same. you should consider them all as human righting. and there shouldn't be a distinction in your mind about who deserves human rights. >> stephanie: yeah absolutely. it was one of those moments where we were just saying -- not to be geeks, but we were going it's really an exciting time to be us. this is history. we'll look back on this and say remember the moment when the united states president said what he said last time. >> i think it's okay to geek out on these transformational moments. >> stephanie: this is like prom week for political geeks anyway. >> as biden would say, this is a big f-ing deal. >> stephanie: beyonce and everything was there, and i'm like oh, my god, it's tammy baldwin! i met cory booker last night. and i was a geek. >> i was in l.a., and there are
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all these stars and i'm like there is ted coppel. [ laughter ] >> the log cabin republicans he had some interesting words for them. tough expletive. >> stephanie: really? >> good for him. >> stephanie: they are not fair enough! >> yeah. >> stephanie: yeah, he and his wife were there at the human rights campaign. his wife has done a lot of work on behalf of gay rights. it was an amazing vibe, right? >> it is. and i guess patriotic as the next person, but when your country -- when your president is involved with like actively trying to deny you your rights it chips away at your feeling of being part of this nation. >> stephanie: yeah. >> and there's bunting
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everywhere now and flags up everywhere and i felt it in a new and very exciting way. >> stephanie: yeah. jim, remember we were here for the last inauguration and i remember having to walk around the back of the building, and george bush was leaving, and everybody was like woo-hoo! >> stephanie: marine one -- >> marine one. the helicopter. >> didn't he get a few one-finger solutes. >> stephanie: yeah, a little bit. i remember telling my republican mom who turns 90 today. she said oh, dear stephanie. >> it's a little bit sore winnery. >> stephanie: somebody -- what republican was it yesterday, that accused the president of being a sore winner? >> i think it was cantor. >> stephanie: yes. i don't know what that means.
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>> he is such a sore winner. it's so arrogant. >> stephanie: i don't even know what that means. he talked about the things he ran and won on? >> he wasn't apologetic enough for doing all of those things. he should apologize to me personally. for not doing what i want. >> stephanie: what remains to be done when people say is he going to walk the walk talk the talk what remains to be done for him -- the supreme court is not obviously under his -- he can't affect marriage equality anymore. he has already gone on record right? what would you like to see him do? >> one of the things we talked about is his campaigning in a sense, and even in front of the supreme court yesterday. another thing that would be fascinating is lbgt cabinet appointments and there are two
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great possibilities. john berry from the office of personnel, and fred hochberg who is chair of the u.s. export import banks. >> stephanie: yeah, and i was reading the story yesterday in the "washington post" about military -- same-sex couples still not having the same rights as -- you know to services and benefits and all of that. >> we have been seeing lately, same-sex spouses being kicked out -- or not admitted to officers clubs. chaplain still can deny same-sex couples the right to marry even in states where it is legal on bases. >> stephanie: right. we will talk as we go forward as the president would say. right back. matthew breen from "the advocate." right back on the "stephanie miller show" live from dc. ♪
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to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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♪ >> stephanie: we are even on the road, and we're still having meltdowns with our computer. well, here we are, it's the "stephanie miller show" on the road. we're right here we can bring this show right to the smithsonian, since it has been so incredibly flawless at this point. >> sure. >> we could actually do the show
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in the smithsonian. >> oh god. >> stephanie: thirty-four minutes after the hour. jacki schechner is in her little lobster tank again. >> good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. i'm going through photos and giving no photo approval for anything, because i said i cannot stand next to melissa fitzgerald, and jim said i have to have her killed. >> i don't think that's a fair assessment. >> i offered to keep her in my dungeon. >> oh, that is so nice. >> you should not look into the same fun house mirror though because you both have moments where -- oh i don't look so good. >> every once in a while steph rolls in the morning and you are like -- oh. >> yeah but we all have those morning moments. >> stephanie: i'm at an age
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where i need professional air and makeup at all times, especially if i am standing next to melissa fitzgerald. i need a full-time gay. >> maybe you should hire my friend jeff. >> stephanie: he is pretty much my full-time gay. when he found about he is like oh, my god, lillian jane sent this? i'm drinking holy water. [ laughter ] >> that was incredibly kind and thoughtful of them. it was like they were with us in spirit. see what i did there. >> stephanie: see what you did there. >> walk a, walka, walka. >> stephanie: chris and i were saying as busy and cluster f-y
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this was it has been amazing. i told chris today i met some people that should come on the show -- never mind. >> yeah. cory booker was one of them. >> stephanie: yeah, i said would you run into a burning building to save me? >> that's up there with your kevin costner moment. >> stephanie: would you send me a message in a bottle. >> yeah. >> stephanie: call me al. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: lord. so it was -- wow, what a week. what a weekend, i can't remember which was who was where. >> i know. the highlight was still the white house tour. >> stephanie: yeah, you had a situation with your pants in the situation room, i think. you dropped a dooty, you were so
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excited. >> yeah, and they confiscated our cell phones and put it in a lead box. >> stephanie: that was awesome. and it is soundproof just like superman. >> they look like the tubes you send your checks to the bank teller in. >> yeah, because they had these glass doors that spun open. >> stephanie: yeah it's good that somebody thought of that because you don't want the president turning around and going do you mind? this is private. [ laughter ] >> one thing interesting to emerge is michelle obama bangs now have their own twitter account. >> stephanie: but the best moment of the inauguration, historical moment in shade throwing. >> oh, yeah. >> stephanie: the eye roll she gave john boner. >> i showed you that on the street yesterday. >> stephanie: of everything that
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happened, we were like you have got to see this! she is eating and the president is next to her talking to boner, and boner said something, and she just keeps eating. and then he says something else and oh my god teenage eye roll. >> an eye slap. >> eye backhand. >> stephanie: she is like oh please with your orange bs today. it was a stupid joke or whether he just said something -- i don't know. >> i was hoping that story would emerge that somebody would figure out -- >> we need a lip reader. >> stephanie: oh, we should book that. >> yeah, then we would be just like the bill o'reilly program. >> stephanie: tony give us cut
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one. the actual oath of office. what a day. oh -- >> raise your right hand and repeat after me, i barack hussein obama do solumly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. and will to the best of my ability preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help you god. >> obama: so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> did he swallow his nocorette. >> stephanie: the united states? really? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: and then boner congratulated the president. he is like congratulations god speed. he said ladies and gentlemen
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welcome to the old hall of the house. the people's representatives met in this chambers overfive decades ago. >> remember when things were better! >> stephanie: i'm not saying he said it in a nostalgic way -- >> it sounded wistful if you will. [ mumbling ] >> you know what i'm talking about. >> i have no idea. >> no. [ mumbling ] >> stephanie: i'm going to eye roll you for saying something stupid. [ laughter ] >> which is most of the time. ahhhhh! >> stephanie: oh hilarious. hilarious. all right. so much to talk about -- okay how about let's do cut two. let's listen to some audio from yesterday. >> obama: today we continue a
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never-ending journey to bridge the meanings of those words with the realities of our time. for history tells us that while these truths may be self evidence, they have never been self executing. >> stephanie: that's it. >> obama: while fwree.com is a gift from god, it must be secured by his people here on earth. >> stephanie: yeah, that was the moment that senator boxer was telling us yesterday. she was hilarious. she was a little late -- we were lucky enough to get invited to her friends and family thing right after the inauguration and she was late, because she said i didn't realize i was going to be invited to the president's luncheon. >> she said she finally achieved a level in the senator where she could get invited -- >> stephanie: right. like she was going to say, i'm
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sorry, mr. president i'm having sandwiches with stephanie miller. >> they were lovely sandwiches. and there were little caprisi salad on a stick. >> on a stick? >> yeah. and cheese. >> stephanie: he loves cheese. >> i worship cheeses. >> speaking of cheese did you see the pictures from last night's inaugural ball where the snacks were cheese its. >> stephanie: i know jacki we lost you last night. >> woman down. >> stephanie: because i started to doze off -- we went to the huff post -- >> "huffington post" and third way did a joint event at the old ebbat grill, which i heard they
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booked in advance not knowing the result of the election. so that could have been a real shindig. but it was thirdway and "huffington post," and we had -- where were you going with that? >> stephanie: i don't know. >> oh okay. >> stephanie: but as you mentioned mitt romney the first candidate not to show up at the inauguration. he is in la jolla pumping his own gas looking like a hobo. [ laughter ] >> but the food was delicious. melissa fitzgerald and i were on a [ inaudible ] for crab cakes -- >> stephanie: right. am i old or like or am i like a child on roller skates. >> there was food there? >> oh yes. it was fabulous. >> you just came from lunch -- i
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know you look like you eat 17,000 meals a day -- >> stephanie: yeah, so i -- literally we were like okay, nap time and about ten minutes and then alan grayson calls and he is like okay. i'm almost there. and it's like okay back into another gown. so melissa fitzgerald and shelley her friend -- >> oh. >> stephanie: and alan grayson and rowland we all went parting last night. >> yes. i missed out but i did watch a little bit online, and what mesmerized me were the cheeses. >> stephanie: yeah, we talked about going to the big one, because we're like look it's a cash bar and i know you are a congressman -- >> 30,000 people at that thing. >> stephanie: and can i just
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call bs on myself? when you are dealing with inauguration traffic in d.c., you want some inquality. i want to be the 1%. so we were a little overly excited that we got to drive with congressman grayson with his fancy land yards that gets him through barricades. we're like we're with the congressman! let's go. >> wow. okay. >> stephanie: alan grayson is kind of a rock star. >> he is. >> stephanie: so it's kind of -- >> he is a rock star. marsha blackburn doesn't think so, but everyone else does. >> stephanie: marsha blackburn is an ass hat. all right. lots to get to on the big show charlie pierce calling into the big studio. >> he is calling right now. >> stephanie: who is that? >> charlie pierce right be.
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>> stephanie: all right. forty-six minutes after the hour. back live from washington, d.c. for inauguration week. it's the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: excatholic girl gone wild, her grade school nuns would like to slap her silly. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. [ male announcer ] the exclusive air suspension in the 2013 ram 1500.
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i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets
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that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ shook me all night long ♪ ♪ knocking me out, i said -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ shook me all night long ♪ >> ow! yeah, yeah. jim ward on air guitar.
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we are crawling to the inauguration finish line. i think there will be a lot of crispy people at the airport today. and i have to give it up for one last party today. my republican mom turns 90 today. i'm flying to take her out for dinner. she wants of gd lobster as she calls it. >> mom's away tomorrow. >> stephanie: everybody one pop sickle. that's it. pot roast is in the freezee. one pop sickle that's it. you know how you get on your sugar high, jacki schechner. >> i'm a little bouncy. >> stephanie: who saw jacki schechner in her dress that is completely back less. >> she was a hotty.
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>> oh, y'all are sweet. i can clean up good. but i have one night on me. >> stephanie: yeah she said it's only one every four years grandma. >> by got a big week. i have to figure out how to take over your show tomorrow. permen inially. >> stephanie: yeah, when i hit the wall it is going to be hard. i got to stay up for my mom's big party. i'll just fall asleep in the lobster. >> does your mom beat you? does she stay up longer than you? >> stephanie: oh, yeah my mom is much more with it. when i was having my preinauguration fear about gowns. and my mom wore a few gowns in her day, but i was like, mom, i need a gown do you have any. and she was like yes i do
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dear, let's try them on when you are here. and i said mom that's after the inauguration. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: here is the president yesterday. >> obama: they gave to us a republican, a government of and by and for the people entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed. and for more than 200 years we have. >> stephanie: jim has decided he is going to use the eric cantor watching the speech as his screen saver, and i'm going to
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do the michelle obama eye roll. >> all right. the president one more time. >> obama: the american cannot meet the demands of today's word by acting alone than american soldiers could have met the forces of fashionism or socialism with muskets. no one person can build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs to our shores. now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation and one people. >> stephanie: wow. by the way i had got to watch the coolest version of this. you want to know what? from alan grayson's cell phone that he took to the
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inauguration -- and he had kind of a good seat. >> yeah, as he would. >> stephanie: he is right behind the president and the congress and senator or whatever. so i watched that speech from alan grayson's cell phone. >> oh, wow. >> stephanie: yeah, and it was an interesting perspective. and i thought you are such a geek you are a congressman, why are you videotaping this. >> well, he is a fan too. >> he's a fan boy. >> he is still allowed to be a fan boy. >> stephanie: and we were at the ball and we hung out with congress jim moran. whom we know. >> yes. >> stephanie: i think people are generally pretty -- what is the term -- fired up? >> i think you are right. >> stephanie: it's almost like jim we're moving in a forward type direction. >> i hadn't thought of that before. >> stephanie: me either. i just made that up now.
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it might be a campaign slogan. >> little bit. >> stephanie: the president yesterday. >> obama: we are made for this moment, and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> seize it. this is hard. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: yeah i mean people seemed to be genuinely excited by the speech. because he had a high bar with speaking. it's a little hard. >> it's hard. >> stop it. you try it. you get in the ring. >> he did get in the ring and he won. >> stephanie: neener neener. mitt romney while that's unprecedented not to go to the inauguration, but he was not an elected if i recall. but i still think it smacks of poor louserism. >> a reporter asked an aide of
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his if he was going to watch it. and the aid i don't think so. >> stephanie: did you see the president turned around to look -- >> yeah. >> stephanie: and then we got to watch all of the historical inaugural fun facts. who was the president that somebody lassoed with a rope? >> eisenhower. >> stephanie: probably best they don't do that anymore. >> which one gave -- inaugural address for three hours in the rain and died of pneumonia. >> that was harrison. he died a month later. >> and in closing -- [ hacking ] . >> he was no willard fillmore though. >> stephanie: right. and taft had enough to -- >> stephanie: right. ride out that storm. charlie pierce live in studio with us next from washington,
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d.c. it's the "stephanie miller show." @ñ@ñ [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: cool i'm behind the scenes. all right. hello current tv land. hour number 2. charlie pierce on the way in. he wrote some great stuff. he has such a great sense of historical perspective. and he is a political geek. >> and he gives a good hug. >> stephanie: yes, he does. i will go on record as saying charlie pierce not only a great writer, a big cuddle bug. >> he is adorable. >> too bad he doesn't have a sense of humor.
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>> stephanie: yeah. that has been one of the great things hanging out with each other, charlie pierce and the whole gang. congressman grayson what a party. >> it was. >> stephanie: no one has stopped talking about congressman grayson's boots. >> those, big. >> stephanie: ass kicking. >> do you want to describe them for people who didn't get to see them. >> stephanie: we'll have to do that after your news. here she is jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. president obama said we need to find a better way to welcome the hopeful, and we need to incorporate the bright young students and engineers who train here instead of throwing them out of the country. 53% of americans support creating a path. a turn around from two years ago when just about the same percent
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favored deportation. the participate is pledging comprehensive immigration reform. more border security enforcement, and an emphasis on getting high-tech workers to come here and stay here. we talked about the first lady rolling her eyes at something house speaker john boehner said yesterday. but the virginia state republicans who pulled the real shady move yesterday. the senate is split evenly between democrats and republicans, 20 apiece. but the republicans held a one-vote advantage. so they passed a redistricting amending that makes two republican seats more secure. the republican governor bob
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mcdonell has not yet indicated what he will do if that bill reaches his desk. we will be back with more show after the break. stay with us. ♪ commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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[♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: hello. it is the "stephanie miller show." live from washington, d.c. crawling to the inauguration finish line. getting on our respective planes today.
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your thoughts on the inauguration, when you are in the middle of it you are like is this as exciting on tv. and i think it was. last year i did the hours in the cold, and this year i skipped that. >> i don't blame you, although it wasn't as cold this time. >> stephanie: right. although it is getting colder. we were standing outside and i said i don't understand living on the east coast if you have a choice. >> miami is on the east coast. >> stephanie: that's right. i grew up in buffalo, and people are like oh, you must like the cold? and i'm like no. my parents didn't give me a choice. all right. so stephaniemiller.com -- listen
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i'm going through photo approval, but last night it was a little gruesome. >> we can photo shop melissa fitzgerald out. >> stephanie: let's get her out of there. i love her, but seriously -- no she is very sweet. she lent me gowns. >> oh. >> stephanie: and i need some press, so we're hoping people will start talking because we have been photographed in the same dress. so hopefully there will be some speculation on who got who's dress. this is how sweet and nice and polite she is because she wore it the first night, and then i wore it the next night to the green ball, and she asked me yesterday, can i wear the gown tonight? and i'm like do you mean can you borrow your own dress. >> was it cleaned -- >> stephanie: no. >> so three nights in a row? >> we weren't at spinning glass.
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girls don't sweat we glow. >> uh-huh. does she know about -- never mind. >> does she know about what? don't drop that bomb and run -- >> that you go commando. >> stephanie: i didn't go commando, i had pantyhose on. i was running out the door and i was like oh it looks like a cactus plug. my shin -- i was like oh, okay. i need to change. all right. so charlie pierce is somewhere. >> well, yes, he -- d.c. has an unusual address system. there's the northwest. there's the southeast, and you have to have that in your address, but he went to this address in northwest, and he is in front of the national archives. he was knocking on the door wanting to come in. >> stephanie: yes. >> so he is on his way here now.
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>> stephanie: all right. well, we'll talk to him shortly. >> but we have him for the hour, so we have plenty of time to talk to him. >> stephanie: yes. last night i was at the human rights campaign ball talking to chris matthews. and he talks in exactly the same volume as he does on tv. >> he mentioned you on the show yesterday. >> stephanie: i heard that. i was talking about meeting senator bob casey, and he knew that my bad was one of the only ore prominent catholic politicians, and i mentioned that to chris and he was going -- wait a minute -- he mentioned steph's dad on "hardball,". and i'm like i made the news.
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anyway, what a week. my forehead is itchy because i feel like i'm having a brain-related event. nobody help me. oh, you weren't going to. >> hell no. let's just call hal sparks. >> stephanie: yes, because i'll be with my mommy yesterday. >> he did trex on saturday night -- >> stephanie: i know. i could see that a thousand times. literally when somebody is backstage and they are talking i'm like shhhh, it's t-rex now. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> stephanie: all right. the president yesterday. >> obama: understand that our country cannot cubing seed when a shrinking few do very well and the many barely make it.
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the prosperity must rest upon the brood shoulders of a thriving middle class. america thrives when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty know she has the same chance to succeed as everybody else, because she is an american. she is free. and she is equal. not just in the eyes of god, but also in our own. >> stephanie: yaw hoo. >> liberal claptrap. kids are born to work in sweatshops. >> stephanie: i loved watching them watch the parade. and how -- how excited -- oh my god -- blanking -- sasha, the younger one was dancing at the -- she was like -- even the president was kind of -- i don't know who that was -- the dancing
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people. the dancing people. >> the hawaiian dancing people. >> stephanie: i probably would not make living as a parade commentator. >> stephanie: i don't mean to be rude, but some woman on cnn -- she asked wolf blitzer -- >> it was robin mead from headline news. >> stephanie: i wasn't going to name names. now i'm going to run into her at the airport. anyway she is like was the president and mrs. president there yet? i was like did she just call her mrs. president. >> that's what robin mead does. that's her thing. shhhh. >> stephanie: i have said some dumb things when i have time to fill, but -- mrs. president is
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here. >> kevin costner will you send me a message in a bottle. >> stephanie: here is the bt yesterday. >> obama: we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country, and investing in the generation that will build it's future. >> stephanie: yeah, paul ryan had a very bad day yesterday. because it was a reputation of all of those ideas about the social safety nets and -- yeah. the president again. >> obama: the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security. these things do not zap our initiatives. they strengthen us. [ cheers and applause ] >> obama: they do not make us a nation of takers, they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> stephanie: boo-yaw. >> what about support. >> stephanie: i have a serious
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and thoughtful plan. [ laughter ] >> can i sit at the big table? >> stephanie: we have to get serious about the safety nets. yeah, i would give anything to see what was in the thought bubble. >> yeah. bzzzzzzz. >> stephanie: yeah because that was a boo-yaw, because that was their whole argument. >> yeah. >> stephanie: we're moochers we're 47%. >> no wander mittens didn't show. that makes me feel bad about myself. i felt an emotion. what was that. [ mocking laughter ] >> normally my indifference is exactly the right height. [ mocking laughter ] >> stephanie: that is awkward. >> must schedule. that. >> stephanie: was that gas? and here was the moment that
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senator boxer was so excited about. >> obama: we'll respond to the threat of climate thank. >> stephanie: wow. wow wee. that's when we were having lunch yesterday in the environmental -- she told us it was the room they wrote the clean air act in >> and the clean water act. >> stephanie: yes, and i was ironically drinking water which i assumed was clean. >> grover cleveland's bath water. >> that was good water. it wasn't taps bath water. taps didn't have bath water, because he filled the entire bathtub there was no room for water. >> stephanie: and there's this. he maid more. >> obama: but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot cede to other nations
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the technology that will power new jobs and new energy. we must claim its promise. that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and national treasure forests, waterways, crop lands and snow capped peaks. that's how we will preserve our planet. >> stephanie: and this was my -- personally. because i love my peace necklaces and stuff like that. >> obama: we the people still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. >> stephanie: huh? >> maybe that's what eric cantor made the bitch face about. >> really? peace rally? what am i doing here. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. eighteen minutes after the hour.
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is charlie pierce still wandering around? >> he is on his way now. on the metro. >> along with 40,000 other people. >> stephanie: that's right. we'll continue our coverage live from washington, d.c. it's the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: live off of the american river bank main stream. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ but when joint pain and stiffness
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ied ended up taking his own. of all the hours in all his days, these are the ones you'll never forget. ♪ ♪ i love -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ -- so put another dime in the jukebox baby ♪ ♪ i love -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ -- going to take your time and dance with me ♪
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>> stephanie: owe! it is the "stephanie miller show." now powered by latte. twenty-two minutes after the hour. thank you, jacki schechner. jacki went to get us coffee. >> i'm a full service lobster. >> you really are. >> stephanie: i can't believe she actually apologized for not bring me sugar. >> i told her you are all the sugar i need. >> ah. if i'm going to do a job, i am going to do it right. >> apparently also a pack of cigarette. >> road flair mary. i asked for a pack of cigarettes, and what did you bring me? you brought me a poor jew. >> hey, was that a reference. >> no it was a reference to road flair mary. >> you know who was a poor jew?
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jesus. >> stephanie: hey, that's the perfect segue. here is the president talking about stuff that jesus today. >> obama: we'll support democracy from asia to africa, from america to the middle east because our interest and conscious compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom, and we must be a source of hope for the poor. >> what? >> obama: the sick, the marginalized. >> you can't do that. >> obama: not out of mere charity because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes. >> okay. comrade. >> obama: tolerance and human dignity and justice. >> stephanie: wow. wow. >> that's communistical. >> stephanie: jacki schechner is like a little chip monk. >> i bought myself an apple and scone. and chris is staring at me and
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drooling. >> i'm just looking at the lobster, that's all. >> i'm very stringy. you wouldn't want to eat me. >> oh boy. >> that went awry. >> stephanie: you love that she feels free to shove giant mouthfuls of stuffer while we're on air. >> my microphone was off. >> but the cameras are on. >> i have a monitor right here. you are right behind me. >> i have to prove to the world that i eat. >> stephanie: that was it. that was the one time. >> rollland and i were going to take a picture of me eating a cracker and being like oh i'm stuffed. >> stephanie: oh, my god i will never fit into my grown. yeah, this is so discome bob
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lating, traveling, and going out to dinner at 2:00 in the morning, and i have no idea. >> yeah, i haven't been able to eat my normal five meals -- >> he is a wisp of a human. >> down to 300 pounds. >> stop it. i am not 300 pounds. >> stephanie: you are like down to seven layers of your muscle. >> it's awful. >> stephanie: tony let's skip to 15. the president yesterday in the inaugural address. >> obama: progress does not compel us to settle century's long debate about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time. >> stephanie: what! no more gridlock that might be a
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thing. >> maybe that's what boner was complaining about when he got the eye roll from michelle. i like gridlock! >> stephanie: and as we know everything is always moving way too fast for mitch mcconnell. >> everything is moving way too quickly. slow, steady wins the race. >> stephanie: okay. the president talking about the work will be imperfect yesterday. >> obama: we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial, and it will be up to those who stand here in 4 years, and 40 years, and 400 years hence to advance the spirit once confirmed to us in a philadelphia hall. >> stephanie: yeah. and he talked about voting. here he is. >> obama: you and i as citizens have the power to set this
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country's course. you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time, not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideas. >> stephanie: and one more about answering the call. >> obama: with common purpose with passion and dedication let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that pressure light of freedom. >> stephanie: we were talking about the threat of climate change dominated a major part of his speech. jacki what do you think, is senator boxer going to be disappointed? or will we get something done? >> i would like to think we can multi-task, we'll see. a lot of people complain that we focused -- that's a word
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>> stephanie: sure. >> we focused too much on reform to the detriment of other causes. but i'm hoping this time around we can get more than one thing done at a time at least now that we have got a little bit of a leeway to push a more aggressive agenda, i would think. >> but we also have to go through a republican house to do that. so therein lies the rub. >> yeah. and even immigration, it looks like they may be willing to bend a somebody. >> stephanie: i heard bill o'reilly say let's get something done here. i was like, really? hopefully we'll find charlie pierce, we have right-wing world, and david bender. we have stuff. >> i have a scone. >> stephanie: did you bring enough for everyone? >> no. >> stephanie: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table.
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♪ [ laughter ] >> stephanie: hah-hah. it is the "stephanie miller show." live from washington, d.c. for inauguration week. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. look who is here, finally. charlie pierce. >> live and in person. i made it to the studio because i was very confused by all of this directional stuff in washington. northeast, southeast, up down, down touchtone. >> stephanie: yeah, you said the man who is trying to kill me for
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the life insurance money and owns the show, helped you. >> yes. we are having dinner tonight. and i'm moving in with them. >> stephanie: all right. hello, charlie pierce. >> hello, hello. >> stephanie: you said obama's speech is almost everything the democratic party has stood for over the last 40 years. >> yes. in my memory it was the best. now it's the day after and unfortunately there are still republicans in congress, so, you know, we'll have to see -- >> stephanie: right. you said the president [ inaudible ] clear statement of progressive principles as president as given shins lbj got up there and -- [ inaudible ]
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ass. >> i didn't know if i would quote myself there. there was room for the voting right's act, but we shall over come -- anyway. >> stephanie: you say through blood drawn by lash and sword, and lincoln-osity. >> yes the conspiracy against steven spielberg continues even to the oscars. >> stephanie: right. it was -- i mean just -- >> are we still having a debate about that by the way? i thought that one was pretty much settled. >> that's when eric cantor made his bitch face. >> i am sorry -- i was on the mall, so i didn't see the network feed. please tell me they cut to paul ryan when he said that doesn't make us takers. >> stephanie: yeah, we just played that. >> it is a serious plan.
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>> you know what you are now, paul a failed vice presidential candidate, and the barstools are full of them right now. >> yeah. >> stephanie: -- what about premium support? >> good idea try it. >> when did eddy munster turn into one of the little mice in cinderella cinderella. >> stephanie: we were talking about senator boxer and she was surprised about climate change. >> yeah, and now we're going to hear that that was -- you know a bow to extremism. i don't know when it is going to dawn on people that it really doesn't matter who wins the political debate if we don't do something things will melt and be worse and it is happening at the moment. >> stephanie: we'll continue the%
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debate with scuba gear. >> exactly. >> i was at glacier park in montana several years ago and there is no glacier left. and that was then. >> stephanie: exactly. >> there is a little island that will be gone in a few years. it just pulls the island with these gigantic storms. and if you talk to those about that we are actually having a debate about climate change they literally laugh at you. they used to indicate the eskimo freezer, which was burying the sale meet in the ground in the winter, and it would stay fresh, and they can't do that anymore. >> stephanie: yep, you said the meat of the speech was the great insertion of the power of
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government. he really did make the case for that. >> yeah, i -- again, i want to see what happens when it gets fed into the meat grinder, but if you were still unclear about what he means to do as the president, you are not anymore. >> stephanie: right. >> i honestly thought -- and i was thinking about this after i wrote. i didn't think his first inaugural was that good. at it could have been because i literally had frozen my teats when i heard the speech the first time. >> do you go to lost and found >> stephanie: yes. hello has anyone found my teats. >> there must have been like $10,000 worth of these expensive
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ll bean folding chairs in a box. >> stephanie: exactly. when said wow i didn't see stonewall coming. >> that was something. to link those three together and because -- i mean and i wrote this yesterday too. a lot of the people who were involved at selma, they weren't out front on women's rights and they sure as heck weren't out in front in gay rights and so link them up, that was really something. >> stephanie: yeah. >> and the other thing i saw last night which i thought was really cool. i went up to the inaugural ball for a while and then wandered around. i saw two uniformed soldiers holding hands going into the inaugural ball. >> stephanie: wow. >> no matter what happens to the states or the supreme court, that particular war is over. all that is slept the
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stragglers. >> stephanie: that's well put. and i got to go to the human rights campaign ball and i was talking to tammy baldwin, and i thought, you know, this -- not -- i mean, in light of what the president said in the speech that day, i just thought what an exciting time to be us. and we were saying it will be a story when it's not a story anymore. >> right. and i think when you saw how smoothly it fit into the continuum of who gets -- how do we expand the idea of human rights in this country with those three elements? >> stephanie: right. >> somebody on the speech writing staff deserves an extra bagel this morning. >> stephanie: exactly. let's listen to this again. >> obama: we the people declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal, is the
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star that guides us still, just as it guided our forbearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all of those men and women sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say we cannot walk aalone. >> stephanie: yeah it was -- and the thing -- well we'll do the next -- the thing when he talked about love. that was like a hair standing on the back of your neck moment. here is he yesterday. >> obama: for our journey is not complete until our wives mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. [ cheers and applause ] >> obama: our rour journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,
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for if we with truly committed to one another, the love we share with one another must be equal as well. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we learn to help the striving hopeful immigrants. [ cheers and applause ] >> obama: our journey is not complete until all of our children, from detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished, and always safe from harm. >> stephanie: wow. sensible gun legislation, gay rights and a bush back on voter
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suppression. >> can you imagine what romney's inaugural could have been right? >> it's just the right height. >> stephanie: yeah. that was -- wow. i mean -- that whole -- >> yeah, that was -- i mean, as i said that was the meaning of the speech. that's what he came to the podium to say. i mean, i -- the -- i remember going through four presidential debates where the phrase climate change was not even mentioned, and all of a sudden it pops on this one, and pops in a really kind of -- i don't want to say sneering but a contemptuous remark about climate change denial. it's hey you people who don't want to believe science go stand in the corner and [ inaudible ] with your toes. and the rest of us are going to do something about this. >> stephanie: i got to quote a little charlie pierce to charlie pierce, because as you say
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we'll see what happens but you said -- for an afternoon anyway a democratic president reclaimed freedom for lower taxes and fewer guns. and he refused with precision and neatly camouflaged contempt [ inaudible ] nothing less than redefine patriotism in a progressive way. this i tell you is what gives me hope. which is why i want you to hang around for right-wing world. >> oh absolutely. i didn't get back to my television set until about 10:30 last night. and when i got back i watched rachel maddow. and pat path buchanan god bless the cranky old koot.
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he said what i said. he didn't think it was a good idea, but he essentially said if you think this guy is kidding don't try it. >> stephanie: yeah. >> he also was complaining -- at one point he complained that president obama mentioned stonewall but didn't mention bunker hill. >> stephanie: let me check my crazy old white man's thesaurus. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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he rapped about violence and racism until the thug-life he glorified ended up taking his own. of all the hours in all his days, these are the ones you'll never forget. ♪
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ going to make me lose my mind ♪ ♪ y'all going to make me go all out over here, over here ♪ >> over here? >> no, over there. >> stephanie: if you were watching on current tv you noticed a settle chair dancing from charlie pierce. >> i am down with the utes, as my children will tell you. >> stephanie: i gave you a big shoutout yesterday on the show. >> yes i achieved lady liberalism estrogen by introducing stephanie miller to
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elizabeth warren. we greeted each other enthuse asikly -- >> stephanie: she gave you a bear hug. >> i know he is like come here. come here! >> stephanie: he was like a spastic base coach. because kenny log ins was playing. and i'm like elizabeth warren -- >> yeah. so there are photos up on your website. >> stephanie: yes. or the photos are up where? >> on your facebook page. >> stephanie: yes, and she could just not be warmer. >> yeah, she -- and i am -- there are a few people in politics that i am not objective about, and she is one of them. another one is chuck hagel but that's another story.
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>> stephanie: it was hilarious, like most people this week she was caught in traffic, and he was literally in the middle of a stem winder he would be able to afford education -- and it's like elizabeth warren is here. >> yeah, he was very sharp. and some day i hope to ask him. how do you integrate his previous job with this one? he was very, very funny. >> stephanie: yeah, he has unleashed the comedy cracken again. >> yeah, because it has to be enormously tempting. to essentially squelch the
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heckelers. >> stephanie: oh my god, jim he did a dead on bernie sanders impersonation. and he made an amazing point about the cost of college. how much does it cost in this country. >> yeah, and in finland. >> stephanie: and he said in fin lan they pay you to go to college. >> yeah. >> stephanie: but he made a really good point of the percentage that pell grants paid -- >> it was 60% of your education, and now it pays 32. >> stephanie: yeah, he was talking about talking to a bunch of college students and he was like how many work 40 hours a week while you are going to college. and he said that's no way to go but most kids have to. >> yeah, and he did it in bernie
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sander's voice, which was hilarious. >> stephanie: and then i ran into bernie sanders, and i was like, wow, that's an eerie imitation of you. and he has a new grandchild on the way, and he said because minnesotians like babies. and he said i don't want to be paul grandpa al i decided, so i'm just going to have him call me senator. [ laughter ] >> i told senator warren that the election night my facebook feed exploded with about 12 variations of yes you can call her senator professor warren now pal. and she got a kick out of that. congressman joe kennedy, the grandchild of robert kennedy, met his wife in her class.
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>> stephanie: oh, wow. >> and he came in the first day of class and sat down in the front row and took off his shoes and leaned back in his chair, and she looked at him and said this is the person i'm going to make the example of. she went right at him, apparently about mr. kennedy can you give me the definition of some term of law, and he went ah, bah, da bah. and he was the target for the rest of the term. >> stephanie: there is equality. >> absolutely. i can do something to a kennedy and it is going to be fun. >> stephanie: yeah, and al franken did a funny thing about they have had an ongoing argument -- he is like i'm more funny. i have been a comedian for 40 years.
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and there was a piece we were talking about how this is the emergence of a really liberal senate. >> yeah, there is a block that can influence things. there are enough people now -- >> stephanie: that are truly liberal. >> yes, if you are going to do more financial regulation, you have to come to elizabeth warren. >> stephanie: i think she opened the largest can of whoop ass about saying our settlement wasn't really good enough. >> yeah. it was nice to have somebody carrying the ball on the legislature for it. the internet -- the intertubes that i go to went wait what? >> if that was such a burden to
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you, pay it back with interest. >> with the $4 a week you make folding laundry in prison! >> stephanie: exactly. what are some of you other favorite moments of this week? >> i was really moved that marley edwards got to give the [ inaudible ]. i did a story that required me to go to jackson where he was shot in his driveway. i talked to the prosecutor who got the conviction and i was on the mall and there were like maybe old grandparents explaining to their grandchildren who edgar -- >> stephanie: wow. >> and having her up there i thought was very, very moving. >> stephanie: charlie pierce stays for right-wing world next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: here we go. oh, my god it is the finish line jacki schechner for inauguration week. and we will all get into flames after this -- >> we will scatter. >> stephanie: right. jacki schechner who has been doing the lord's work all week. >> it has been so fun. and i told charlie pierce one of my highlights was getting to hug charlie pierce. >> that was fun for me too. >> stephanie: we did discuss your cuddly bugness.
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>> stephanie: i got to hug jacki schechner and melissa fitzgerald. which is making all of my left-wing fans jealous. i threw a raincoat over the head of a small child who was sitting next to me -- >> stephanie: yeah, i was a little pimpy. >> now i have to do the news. then we'll come back to you. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: oh. >> good morning. so maybe this is what the first lady was rolling her eyes at. house speaker boehner has released an info graphic showing what you can do in four years. these comparative calculations clearly a good use of the house speakers staff time. this in preparation for tomorrow's vote on raising the debt ceiling. i don't know anyone who would necessarily be against congress
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going without pay at this point. chuck schumer said a budget is in the works, but it disease include a plan to raise taxes. there were two other unscripted memorable moments from yesterday's inauguration. first malia obama making funny faces. and al roker declaring victory, dropping the mic and then getting joe biden to jog over and shake his hand. there is a lot of speculation that the veep is gearing up for 2016, by accidentally announcing he was president instead of vice president. iowa new hampshire, of course a
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[♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: yahoo! it is our last hour live from d.c. inauguration week. charlie pierce of esquire.com live in studio with us. what a week. what an inauguration, right?
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there was one thing you talked about, some people say you have to go back and listen again and read it. he said rerecognize no matter how responsibility we live our lives any one of us may face a job loss at anytime, the commitments we make to each other through medicare and social security these things do not zap us they help us. >> but premium support. >> stephanie: wasn't that wonderful eddie? didn't you enjoy that part of the speech in >> i won't go i won't! >> stephanie: yeah, what a week. the pundit -- the preinauguration punditry -- >> yeah i think that's what gave the speech its power is
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people didn't expect it. >> stephanie: i think our friend chris matthews said on the air and loudly in my face -- >> hey! >> stephanie: can you imagine being at a party between him and al sharpton? in some ways it was even more -- i don't even know if exciting is the word, but because it proves it wasn't a fluke. >> that's an interesting meme actually the more historic thing is reelecting an african american president. considering unemployment is still at 8%. he had four years of assault both legislatively and otherwise on him, and he won handily. the one thing i want to see -- i
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did quote [ inaudible ] st. james i want to see something on voting. i want to see some federal action on voting. in february the guts of the voting rights act comes before the supreme court, and that is going to be a very big decision. >> stephanie: yeah, you heard the republicans basically bragging about stealing the election -- >> right. the voter suppression stuff, the voter id stuff, the stuff that makes it harder to vote in federal election that demands action. and the other thing i'm looking forward to on the climate change is what he does about the pipeline. if he lets that go through, i'm going to wonder if this was just a show uponny of an address. >> stephanie: hey, steph during
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"hardball," chris was talking about the fact that obama was reelected did away with the idea that his first term was some sort of fluke. and oh this is the part about my dad. noted when bill miller was nominated with goldwater, being a catholic wasn't a issue anymore. and you mentioned that with the gay issue. >> yeah we went to my cousin's wedding, and the fol following she went back to school and was bragging that she went to a gay wedding. and i thought this is over.
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they are looking at -- like my generation is insane. >> stephanie: yeah. still only one pop sickle. >> exactly right. >> stephanie: obama really vindicated what we obama apologists have felt. [ inaudible ] which is much what you wrote. and that is what brings us to right-wing world. >> you mentioned roman catholicism. john nickels knew this. hawaii now has the first entire congressional delegation made up of non-christians. two were buddists and the guy appointed to replace the governor is jewish.
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>> stephanie: wow. >> and they are from hawaii, which is call. >> stephanie: and it pissed off all of the right people. and here they are now. here he is chris wallace from fox news. >> if you were a supporter of barack obama and particularly a liberal supporter of barack obama, you were very pleased by this speech. it seemed to me he said i made some promises and commitments in this campaign and i intend to keep them and redeem them. i thought it was a real call to arms for a liberal agenda. he talked about community and the fact that we can't do these things individually. he reached out to women and to gays, made it clear that immigration reform was going to be a big part of the second-term agenda. voting rights. gun control. >> okay. and your point?
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>> and the problem with that is? >> stephanie: i think that we -- that's pretty much -- that ship has sailed that we can't do infrastructure individually. >> i cannot build a road i guarantee you. >> stephanie: charlie could you redesign coupon circles. >> i want to stop this whole northwest southeast thing. what do you mean there were 3 different pennsylvania avenues? that's it. i'm buying a house. >> stephanie: sean hannity. >> i think several things can be said. first it was the most partisan and divisive presidential address -- >> oh, please. >> it is always unity and common purpose as a means to an end. >> things that i don't like. >> advancing his own left-wing agenda. >> shocking!
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>> as if people think these things should happen. the stuff people want should actually happen. it's as if there is a world outside of my studio. >> politicians listen to the voters or something. >> stephanie: but that's the thing whether it's every issue you and i talked about, the american people largely on his side on every single one of these issues. it's an election and most americans voted for those things. >> and it's partisan and divisive because you don't like them. you feel partisaned and divided. that's not his problem. it's not the president's responsibility to help john boehner control the feral children he has to control. it's not his job to put the republican party back together again. >> stephanie: that was my favorite thing you wrote, you said it's as if one side -- you come to an agreement, and then
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the other side has to go back into a room of wild ferrets. >> right. it is not the president's job to make life easier for the republicans. >> stephanie: eric bolling. >> this speech was filled with democracy. on my twitter and facebook i got comments -- >> i don't care. >> we asked for it. we bought it. you own it. look at the numbers -- >> you are on there today. >> look at the debt numbers and you wonder how could they vote for another four more years -- >> stephanie: that's going to be fox news telling everybody who stupid they are for the next four years. >> because the other guy was a pluto cat.
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>> stephanie: charles [ inaudible ]. >> obama is basically declaring the end of the era of reagan. he said that ronald reagan was historically consequences in a way that bill clinton was not. and what obama meant is that obama changed the ideological course of the country. . in 1981 within two minutes reagan declared government is not the solution government was the problem. and this speech was owed to big government. it was a hymn to big government. >> because it was a stupid thing for ronald reagan to say. where did government spending go under ronald reagan by the way? >> stephanie: yeah. >> hello?
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the government is not the solution the government is the problem, except when it comes to buying aircraft carry ores. >> stephanie: yeah. bill o'reilly yesterday. >> he appealed to emotion rather than the million -- mechanics of getting everybody in place of recovery. he is on the road to disaster and doesn't seem to care. >> stephanie: wow. >> everything looked disastrous yesterday, didn't it? he looked like it's over men -- >> brown people lying around in costumes. >> my political career is over. i like bill o'reilly saying he appealed to emotion. you know why he said it appealed to emotion, because we get in line! >> stephanie: don't block the shot. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: you know why you think that is because the
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president is an ideologue. >> bernie and i basically are not a -- ideologues. >> he never got the career he wanted at cbs, and now he is on a sports show and he gets to go on bill o'reilly and explain how he is not really an ideologue, but the liberal media is killing your children. >> stephanie: we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show" live with charlie pierce from washington, d.c. ♪
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ don't get me going, get your sexy on ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. it is stephanie miller bringing sexy back in the form of charlie pierce who got a huge cheer on saturday night. >> not as big as alan gayson. >> stephanie: yeah. >> it is good to have him back. >> stephanie: oh, my god, i know. so excited. and you were saying this is like a family we put together. >> yeah rocky mountain mike was there, a lot of the historic callers were there.
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>> stephanie: exactly. road flair mary absence was felt. >> a great name my the way. >> stephanie: yeah great night. >> is somebody stealing her money again? >> stephanie: presumably the blacks. >> the browns and the pours -- >> show me a rich jew and then a hindu. >> hindu? >> stephanie: oh lord anyway. that was a bit of a blur, but thank you everybody that came out. we had an amazing time. by the way we were talking about this earlier, that mitt romney was mia on inauguration day, which was one of any first times ever and he was asked if he was going to watch, and he said doubtful. which was a little sore losery. >> just lie and say yes. >> michael dukakis did not go to the swearing in of george h.w.
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bush, he watched on tv and ate a tuna sandwich. >> god love him. a lot of times the losing candidate is a senator or congressman any way and has to be there anyway. >> stephanie: right. but he was too busy pumping gas and looking like a smelly hobo. >> and trying to stay out of ann's way. i don't think she had a good day yesterday. >> stephanie: yeah i speculate she will never have sex with him again. he said we don't want to put her out there a lot. we don't want people to get sick of her. trust me a little goes a long way with this bitch. what? what did i say? >> and millions of americans gathering around their tv rooting against a horse.
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>> stephanie: he said he didn't get why he had to take that extra step and say i'm not going to watch. it is just another gaffe. and rachel maddow said him putting the word out that he wouldn't attend made himself the story. >> i think the entire convention lacked of mittness. >> stephanie: right. you wanted to see if you could detect an actual expression on him. >> yeah, and it with a little chilly, he might have actually winced. and paul ryan had the worst day. that takers thing. i think the president really -- and this is something else i wrote yesterday. i think he really got a good look and if he hadn't already,
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at what the political opposition was really all about during the campaign, and it clarified his ideas. >> stephanie: yeah. >> they really do want to do away with all of this stuff if they get control of the entire government this stuff will go away. >> stephanie: right. >> and at some point it got through to certainly his advisors and to him, and say you have to protect every progressive program back to teddy roosevelt. >> stephanie: right. and he won the argument. and that's what he speech was about. >> yeah, and if you want to look at an equally partisan inaugural address -- and maybe remembers this, is reagan's second inaugural, where he was very strong on eliminating -- shrinking government. and government not having a role in business -- it was very
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idealogical. but the idea that it is unpresented to have an inaugural address that partisan is crazy. was george w. bush also had one called the bush doctrine which is now called rubble all over the middle east. >> stephanie: yeah. in respect to what charlie? >> i was going to make a guy knowco logical comment but i realized i'm on tv now. >> stephanie: yeah, in some ways i don't sort of get it. he always gives a beautiful speech, you go yes, this is what you ran on. >> it was the clearest election
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we have had in i don't know how long on two visions of government. >> uh-huh. >> you can argue that maybe the president got pushed on some stuff, but in the campaign he was forced to defend stuff that he maybe wasn't comfortable defending. >> stephanie: the kind of we are the ones that -- in a way it was a continuation of that, because we -- as in this is the what the majority of the american people want. >> yeah. >> stephanie: charlie pierce we love you so much you little cuddle bug. >> it has been a great weekend. now i'm going to try to find my way back downtown. i'll be calling from baltimore. >> stephanie: right back with david shuster, current tv correspondent on the "stephanie miller show" live from dc. ♪
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♪ >> stephanie: thank you. it is the "stephanie miller show." the extra crispy seasoned stems of the inauguration weekend show. as we approach land of hour three. thirty-four minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. amazing inauguration. it is so greet be able to be live in studio with people like charlie pierce and to take jacki schechner like a really smoking hot carry on on the road with
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us. >> there was a moment on the plane where i could have been chris's carry on. >> stephanie: you are teeny. and you fit in most overhead compartments. >> i'm not teenier than you are. >> you kind of are. >> stephanie: yeah. look at here it's time to return to bender. ♪ return to bender ♪ ♪ return to -- >> david. ♪ -- bender ♪ >> stephanie: good morning david bender. >> it is a very important day. it's your mother 's bit day. >> stephanie: yes, it is my 90-year-old republican mother's birthday. and i'm taking her out to
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dinner. >> how has been going? >> lots of booze. >> stephanie: david bender missed the only flight out of bum-f wherever we lived. >> i was fogged in for a 36-hour period. >> stephanie: oh. >> down here you would rather curse that you can't get up there, than being up there being really terrified you can't get on the ground. >> stephanie: you didn't miss anything. >> i am however leaving on my journey. i am heading to seneca falls, i will be in selma tomorrow and i wind up in stonewall where it is bagels for everybody. when i lived in new york -- this is how our history has evolved. stonewall was 46 years ago, and all of this has happened in a
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very small period of time. >> stephanie: right. compared to any other civil rights battle right? >> seneca falls was in 1848 and women didn't get the right to vote until 1920. think about that. and the emancipation proclamation, 1863 voting rights act 1965. it is the turtle pace. i have been listening on the progressive voice's channel -- >> stephanie: look at you pluggy mcpluggerson. >> how about that? but we're playing the speech at the top of every hour and every time he had the opportunity to do something transformational, we have been saying is this president going to live up to everything we thought he was. this was not a deal-making speech, this was a
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transformational moment in our history, and you know -- i'll tell you it's anecdotal. i'm walking through -- and it's san francisco to be sure didn't charlie pierce say he saw two soldiers holding hands -- >> stephanie: yes. >> i saw two gay couples holding hands and they were several feet off of the ground at the san francisco airport, and i have got to say, i think there is something different now. we have turned a page from stonewall to yesterday. >> stephanie: david we were saying what an amazing time to be us, all of us. when you think of -- you know listening to what the president said at the inauguration, which even charlie pierce said wow i didn't see stonewall coming. and standing there talking to tammy baldwin, i get back to the hotel and run into chris perry and i thought really what an
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amazing time to be us at this civil rightest battle in our history. >> it is an extraordinary time. and i have to tell you something, for me -- jesse jackson watching the president talking about this. remember jesse jackson ran for president, and first started talking about some of these things. i was the human rights organizer for the beginning of the fund. and this was in the early '80s. the very first major dinner that hand for gay political rights was in 1981. i was the dinner organizer, and the big name that we got was walter mondale. at this point he was the highest elected official to ever show up at a gay event, and it was a big deal. it made time magazine that a
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former elected if i recall would attend an event like that. the next year was jesse jackson and that was the first time jesse jackson went to the event and he didn't get it. he kept talking about i believe y'all have the right to sex with whoever you want. and [ inaudible ] said reverend, it's about love not sex. >> stephanie: i know. but for the president to use the word love that was the other like -- goose bump moment for me. >> that's exactly it. and that's my point. that's how far we have come in literally 30 years in our politics. you talk about the perry case -- i mean we had a supreme court decision in 1986 that upheld the anti-gay laws in
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every state. in 1986. that wasn't only repealed ten years ago. this year is moving at warp speed, but let's just not cut the brakes on at all, but if we thought racism was over when we elected this president we were kidding ourselves, and we still have a long way to go. >> stephanie: if you have a vague sense ooginess that's fine. >> yes, it is a great day. i can tell you also and as you are rolling yourself into the cab to go see your mom, listen to the news. this is the day when they will discuss in the senate whether or
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not they are going to change the filibuster. >> stephanie: yeah, we are just had senator merkley on last week, and that is important stuff. >> this is huge where if mitch mcconnell can't crawl away and back into his shell he has to be shoved out of the way. and technically today is the first day of the senate even though they have already met, they can roll him over. >> stephanie: david we got to go to a luncheon with senator boxer, which was really a treat for chris and i -- >> it was amazing. >> stephanie: but i was going to ask you if you were genuinely surprised by his speech because she was just on climate change. >> hugely surprised. not that he is capable of giving it, but surprised and elated that he did. and by the way senator boxer is
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smaller than jacki schechner. >> stephanie: right. she pointed out that while something is self-evident doesn't mean it is self executing. >> yeah. that was an amazingly important line. we have to still keep fighting for things that may seem obvious to us, but let's talk about what leadership does. he also had a line in the speech. we cannot mistake absolutism for principal or substitute spectacle for politic or treat name calling as reasoned debate. >> stephanie: what a jerk for saying that. >> yeah exactly. what an ass hat. but those are those moments where you think maybe he is saying -- and the camera cuts to paul ryan and wincing at being called out as charlie pointed out. you call people out not -- at
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homonym and say they are kenyon muslim socialists you call them up for their stupid regressive evil ideas, which is what the president did. >> stephanie: and not only like i say was this so historic him tying gay people into the whole civil rights movement that was huge, but as i think matt breen said earlier, a democratic president will never be able to run again and not be for marriage equality. we have moved forward. >> i did howard dean's campaign because as governor of vermont, howard dean had signed civil unions. he was the first governor ever to do it, and he did it in the late '90s and was in trouble when he ran for reelection. and when he ran for president, i
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said we have to have his back. he can't be embarrassed because you are going to say if you support civil unions you can't be a credible candidate. >> stephanie: yep. let's look at the larger view. how did this compare to glover cleveland's inauguration? >> well, i want to say, chris, you have no right to talk about william howard taft. i shared a bath with him, okay? and the water was fine. >> okay. >> and, you know, we had a lovely time -- >> granted it was an olympic-sized pool -- >> he had the same displacement as the uus maine. >> stephanie: oh, jim louise ward. >> it was sanatorium -- >> stephanie: no one does a smarter eloquent fat joke than
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jim ward. >> he was correcting my assertion from earlier. who he said what? >> a sore winner. of all people it was frothy that talked about being a sore winner. it is amazing to me -- and there is something to note here. it is one thing that mitt romney wasn't watching. okay? who one cares. but what might have been really helpful, if the republican party was changing look at that loster. 88-year-old jimmy carter was there. bill clinton was there. hilary was there just having come out of a long stay in the hospital. where was george w. bush. i understand his father was ill, but where was george w. bush? >> stephanie: yeah. >> they are going to dig in their heels. they don't want to lend their stamp of approval and then they
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call us partisan. >> stephanie: this is unprecedented for a president to talk about the issues which we ran on and the american agree with. >> yeah, it's a lot of chutzpah on his part. and fact-based which we are here, one of the things this president has done three years ago, only a third -- according to nbc wall street journal. only a third of african-americans supported marriage equality. >> stephanie: yes, absolutely. david we missed you. and love having your comments on it. and we'll bring you a knickknack. >> give your mom, max, and fred a kiss for me. >> stephanie: i will honey. forty-seven minutes after the hour. back with the wrap upof the "stephanie miller show" on
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ umbrella ella ella, hey, hey, hey ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." running on fumes. inauguration week here in d.c. 52 minutes after the hour. oh, my god jacki guess who i just got a text from?
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>> who? >> lawrence o'donnell. >> saying? >> stephanie: steph i'm feeling very jealous of charlie pierce sitting across the table from you. i would have come and seen you on the first try. >> oh, no. >> stephanie: i love you so much lawrence o'donnell. come and kiss me. >> had we known. >> stephanie: i remember that -- i blame the shooter for the first ten bullets, i blame the law -- oh yeah. it made me go from gay to questioning. >> of course. >> stephanie: and when he walked to the camera and challenged tagg romney to a fight. >> i think he has the reach on him. >> little rabbit punch. >> i'm starting to feel like you are a fair-weather gay.
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>> you would turn for anybody. >> stephanie: i know melissa fitzgerald looked at me when i was talking to alan grayson, and i said i know. >> you turned for my friend jeff. >> stephanie: i know. >> jeff, i'm friends with stephanie miller. yes, she's here. is she a mess? no i don't think so. give her time. >> stephanie: oh my little boy toy. mail bag, subject line ermahgerd! >> ermahgerd! >> stephanie: oh my god -- we're not even making any sense. steph what a great night my
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husband and i had. this is the first show i have ever seen where the audience all mingled like long lost fans. >> and the chat room got very chatty during the show. >> stephanie: oh, my god. they were chatting during my entire set. hal, and john and aisha, they watch, and my show they just yell stuff at me. >> that's what they do on the chat lines. >> stephanie: i know. i'm like i can hear you now. they have their own subjects they want to cover. >> the real live chat room was just like the onscreen chat room. that's exactly what they do. >> stephanie: all right. i would like momma's talking now. damion in johnstown, i was surrounded by people who not
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only seemed to know who i was from think emails but also didn't look like i was nuts the minute i open my mouth. >> that's what hal said, people are buying tickets just to be with other like-minded people. the audience usually has their back to us. and talking amongst themselves. and david said i met jim ward realizing -- seeing charlie pierce chilling in his baseball cap, seeing 20 somethings and 50 somethings laugh out loud at the same jokes, alan grayson, and sexy liberal dance party. >> that was fun. jim and i did a tango. i may have grinded with someone. >> stephanie: well, listen -- there are some pictures that jacki schechner has put the veto on. >> hey now. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: let me just say jim would like that one.
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>> the one where melissa fitzgerald and i were sharing a -- >> stephanie: yes. >> i don't know what it was. >> stephanie: the night i go home early you two do a scene from "black swan." >> i think it was a mint chocolate cheesecake lollipop. i think we were both trying to take a bite out of at the same time. >> stephanie: and steph i take great umbrage of the straight man versus gay man yesterday. there are a great number of us in the opera world who quite enjoy sport. no. scott in new jersey ps i am also a poor jew. >> he is a straight poor jew opera singer? is he single?
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>> stephanie: let me get on that for you jacki schechner. >> i think the entire tenor section is gay. >> stephanie: that was quite the homophobic brush. >> well, it's probably true. i found out too late when i was in the choir at ucla that i was the only straight guy and i could have done really well. >> stephanie: we want to thank all y'alls for holding down the fort. tony all of the folks in the current tv control room back in l.a. that made this all possible this week. happy inauguration. hal sparks in for me tomorrow. i'll see you back in the studio on thursday. >> happy birthday steph's mom! >> yay.
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